Retreat to your own private sanctuary for rest, relaxation and sensuality
Our bedrooms are our most intimate spaces to retreat to. Here in these sacred spaces we can enjoy rest, relaxation and sensuality as we allow ourselves to fully unwind and simply ‘be’. Harvard research shows we spend about a third of our lives sleeping, which means we spend the same time (and then some!) in our bedrooms. For this reason, it’s essential to create your own private sanctuary filled with things that look, feel, sound and smell good to you to deepen your precious downtime.
Colours, lights, fabrics, plants and imagery are just a few things that can affect the quality of our rest, but did you know the aromas in our sacred spaces are just as important? Many studies have shown the powerful benefits of aromatherapy in relation to sleep, rest, and sensuality, so we thought we’d share some of our favourite essential oil blends to diffuse when we retreat to our bedrooms to unwind for the day.
In Greek mythology, Eros was the God of love and romance… Any guesses why we gave our Eros essential oil blend this name? *wink wink* A sensual, seductive blend to diffuse in your sacred space, this bewitching formulation contains patchouli and ylang ylang, which are helpful for nurturing and embracing our sensuality, and accepting our body’s needs. It also features essential oils of bergamot and lavender to soothe unwanted feelings of stress and nervous tension. A must-have for any bedtime ritual.
Like its name suggests, Hug Time blend was created by Sal to replicate the feeling of being wrapped in a big, warm hug. It’s one of our best-selling blends and when you smell it, you’ll know why. The warm, comforting aromas of palmarosa, patchouli, rose absolute, lavender, ginger and sweet orange essential oils encourage us to be kind and loving to ourselves and others, while promoting self-confidence, courage and inner calm. Live on your own? Keep this one handy for diffusing whenever you’re in need of a hug – it’s our favourite alternative!
Need help getting to sleep? Add a few drops of Sweet Dreams blend to your diffuser, take a few deep breaths and drift off to a dreamy paradise… We’ve recommended this one to our husband’s mother’s sister’s daughter’s (you get our drift) near and far for a few reasons. Sal created Sweet Dreams blend with essential oils of lavender, chamomile, clary sage, petitgrain and sweet orange to slow the mind, promote a deep sense of relaxation and switch off the brain to allow you to nod off. Before you drown your pillow in this heavenly blend, consider our Sweet Dreams Pillow Mist, which has been formulated with the same essential oils for a good night’s sleep.
To help you transform your bedroom into a blissful retreat, you can purchase Eros, Hug Time and Sweet Dreams pure essential oil blends in our Snooze & Snuggle Bedroom Trio. Incorporate these blends into your daily bedtime ritual or use them individually to reap the powerful benefits held within each, much-loved blend.
How much sleep do we really need? (2019, August). Retrieved from https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/how-much-sleep-do-we-really-need